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North Carolina FC Strengthens Roster with Re-Signing of Marcel Kandziora, Steven Miller

January 3, 2018 - North American Soccer League (NASL) - North Carolina FC News Release

CARY, N.C. (Jan. 2, 2018) - North Carolina FC continues to add quality to its 2018 roster, as it brings back two key starters from 2017 with the additions of Marcel Kandziora and Steven Miller for the 2018 USL season, pending league and federation approval.

Both players made big contributions for the club in 2017, helping the team reach the postseason for the first time since 2012.

After overcoming an injury that kept him sidelined during the beginning of the season, Kandziora provided an edge to NCFC's defensive midfield. He logged 972 minutes in 15 matches across all competitions in 2017. He also scored one goal, netting a long-range strike against Miami FC on Aug. 5.

"I'm very grateful and happy to join the NCFC family again," said Kandziora. "I am confident that we will have a great team for the USL. I look forward to playing another season with my teammates and working with the staff to reach our goals."

Miller was a versatile and consistent piece in the club's lineup throughout the 2017 season. After playing much of the season at right back, Miller moved forward and played on the right wing during the final stretch of the season. Overall, Miller logged 2,436 minutes in 27 matches, while adding five goals and three assists in 2017, including a stunning strike from distance against the Houston Dynamo in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on June 14.

This year will mark Miller's fourth season with the club. In total, the fan favorite returns as one of the most tenured players in the squad. He's logged 47 appearances and played 4,098 minutes across all competitions.

"I'm really excited to be back with the club and to play in front of our supporters," said Miller. "Personally, I have some unfinished business after missing the semifinal last season. I'm looking forward to the challenge of playing in the USL. We want to be a contender, and that's why I'm back here. We want to win games, make the playoffs and make a run at bringing a championship back to Raleigh."

Season tickets for North Carolina FC's 2018 season are on sale now. To ensure you don't miss a moment of the action, secure your seats at Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park or calling the North Carolina Football Club Ticket Office at 919-459-8144.

Player Profile:

Name: Marcel Kandziora

Position: Midfielder

Birthdate: 02/04/1990 (Age 27)

Hometown: Münster, Germany

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 163 lbs

Citizenship: Germany

Previous Club: North Carolina FC

Transaction: North Carolina FC has re-signed Marcel Kandziora.

Player Profile:

Name: Steven Miller

Position: Defender/Midfielder

Birthdate: 09/12/1989 (Age 28)

Hometown: Ivyland, Penn.

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 170 lbs

Citizenship: USA

College: Colgate

Previous Club: North Carolina FC

Transaction: North Carolina FC has re-signed Steven Miller.

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